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Striae Distensae

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Striae distensae, a common skin condition, do not cause any significant medical problem; however, striae can be of significant distress to those affected. They represent linear dermal scars accompanied by epidermal atrophy.

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Striae distensae in pregnancy. Baby is due in less

Striae distensae in pregnancy. Baby is due in less than 2 weeks. Courtesy of Patrick Fitzgerald and Wikimedia Commons.

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